Dunedin hairdresser Emma Rastrick has bravely decided to take
on World Fitness Centre's TribeFIT training programme with
the aim of getting in shape in just six
Week 1 Day 3: Let me start by saying that this week
was a long week and I'm exhausted for many reasons. My best
friend from Christchurch and her family have been staying
with me and their new son Beau (who I'm totally crazy about)
has had a hard time sleeping so he's been keeping the house
awake. I 've also had a busy week at work and it's only going
to get busier as we move into the Christmas season.
The last two workouts [Monday Session, Tuesday Session] were killer as you
read from my last two posts so I was still in that "what
the hell is going to happen to me this time" frame of mind.
But I was ready to tuck in to this workout!
First we did the warm ups which is the same:
1. Run around the block
2. Walking lunges
3. Leg swings
4. Press ups
This is followed by a sprint around the block followed
2. Kettlebell swings
4. 800 metre sprint
Then we worked our way down from there.
I struggled with the press-ups or what I've now come to
call "face-plants" of which I did 12.
This session was epic and I had to do a lot of ‘stopping
and starting' but my favourite part of the workout (that I
loved) was when I was struggling (really struggling) to
finish of my final exercise and my tribesmen got down
beside me and did the final stages of my workout with me
and kept driving me on!
In the video below you'll see me taking in a few very deep
breaths during my kettlebell swings (I was actually close
to throwing up).
I have to say that I was blown away with that and actually
got a little emotional about it. When you're that fatigued
just finishing is pure joy and having my team mates come in
and finish with me was the best.
I still haven't completed a workout session yet but I know
that I've given it everything and I can honestly say that
I've left nothing out there.
The feeling of completing this was indescribable (even
though I didn't complete the workout) the post-workout
‘buzz' and the support from the girls was amazing.
The workouts aren't getting any easier and I'm not
expecting them to but I'm starting to get my head around
how important it is to keep going even if you don't finish
and how great that can feel especially if you're totally
not a sporty type who's not used to this kind of thing.
Not sure what's happening next week but this workout was the most
enjoyable of the three.